Yu Lik-wai (simplified Chinese: 余力为; traditional Chinese: 余力爲; pinyin: Yú Lìwéi; Jyutping: Yu4 Lik6 Wai4; born 12 August 1966), sometimes credited as Nelson Yu, is a Hong Kong cinematographer, film director, and occasional film producer. Born in Hong Kong, Yu Lik-wai was educated at Belgium's INSAS (Institut National Superieur des Arts de Spectacle) where he graduated with a degree in cinematography in 1994. Yu has become a mainstay in both the cinemas of China (where he is perhaps best known for his collaborations with director Jia Zhangke) and Hong Kong.
|Occupation||Cinematographer, film director, producer|
|Awards||LAFCA Award for Best Cinematography|
2008 Still Life
|Also known as||Nelson Yu|
Yu has served as director of photography for nearly all of Chinese director Jia Zhangke's films, and along with Jia, the two men founded their own independent film production company, Xstream Pictures.
He has been announced as a member of the jury for the Cinéfoundation and Short Films sections of the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.
|Year||English title||Original title||Director|
|1997||Xiao Wu||小武||Jia Zhangke|
|1999||Ordinary Heroes||千言万语||Ann Hui|
|2001||In Public||公共场所||Jia Zhangke|
|2002||Unknown Pleasures||任逍遙||Jia Zhangke|
|2004||The World||世界||Jia Zhangke|
|2006||Still Life||三峡好人||Jia Zhangke|
|2006||The Postmodern Life of My Aunt||姨妈的后现代生活||Ann Hui|
|2007||Getting Home||落叶归根||Zhang Yang|
|2008||24 City||二十四城记||Jia Zhangke|
|2010||I Wish I Knew||海上传奇||Jia Zhangke|
|2010||Dream Home||维多利亚壹号||Pang Ho-cheung|
|2011||Sauna on Moon||嫦娥||Zou Peng|
|2011||Love and Bruises||花||Lou Ye|
|2011||A Simple Life||桃姐||Ann Hui|
|2013||Forgetting to Know You||忘了去懂你||Quan Ling|
|2013||A Touch of Sin||天注定||Jia Zhangke|
|2015||Mountains May Depart||山河故人||Jia Zhangke|
|2017||Our Time Will Come||明月几时有||Ann Hui|
|2017||The Conformist||冰之下||Cai Shangjun|
|2020||So Close to My Land||一直游到海水变蓝||Jia Zhangke|
|2020||The Best Is Yet to Come||不止不休||Wang Jing|
- "Still Life pressbook" (PDF). New Yorker Films. Archived from the original (PDF) on August 27, 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-08.
- "The Jury for the Cinéfondation and Short Films". Cannes Film Festival. Retrieved 2012-03-29.
- "Festival de Cannes: Love Will Tear Us Apart". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-10-08.